Submit a Paper to Materials Evaluation

Materials Evaluation (M.E.), the flagship journal of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, is an abstracted, archival, peer-reviewed journal. Published monthly, Materials Evaluation welcomes original papers on NDT applications and on applied NDT research. Subject matter may cover traditional and nontraditional areas of nondestructive testing. 

Technical Papers vs. Feature Papers

We accept two different types of papers for Materials Evaluation: Feature Papers and Technical Papers. What's the difference? Check out the table below. What type of paper are you interested in submitting?

  Technical Paper  Feature Paper
Length? Between 3,000 - 5,000 words Between 2,000 - 3,000 words
Printed Abstract and Keywords? Yes No
Peer-Reviewed? Yes: rigorous technical review by an Associate Technical Editor and at least two additional peer reviewers.
Yes: a less-rigorous, generally faster review by either one Associate Technical Editor or three peer reviewers.
Purpose? Constitute thorough, original contributions to the applied science of NDT.
Examines the use of NDT in a specific application or in the context of a particular industry, standard, or event.
Details? Generally more research and experimentation based, so should include findings, results, and data.
Can also include articles on history, trainings, or education related to NDT

Guidelines for Submission

All papers must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Follow Materials Evaluation's no commecialism policy -- no company names or trademarks in the text of the paper.
  • Should have complete references listed at the end of the work and cited within the text as (Author, Year).
  • Should use SI measurements: a feature paper also uses standard.
  • Should have a proper introduction that discusses the paper's scope and purposes and a conclusion that summarizes and analyzes the findings and discusses the need for future work.
  • Need equations to appear in the proper location in the text and be clearly and correctly labeled.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nat Moes, the Editor for Materials Evaluation, by email at or by phone at 1-800-222-2768 x207.